Open Hearts, Open Doors
Fifth Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church
Fifth Avenue church is a tight knit church community that has a long and rich history. The church is led under the direction of our Pastor, Rev. Victor R. Patterson
Grace Upon Grace
Welcome to the Fifth Avenue A. M. E. Zion Church website. It is truly a privilege and an honor to have you visit us today. Whether you are an internet surfer who just happened to land here or you came her specifically to learn more about our church, we are just glad that your journey landed you here.
Fifth Avenue is the grace church, and all who come to worship God in spirit and in truth are always welcome! We hope you find Fifth Avenue to be the welcoming church and environment we strive to create! We invite you to check out our website and see what all we have to offer you and your family.
We pray that you will connect with us via Facebook, on zoom, or whether you come to visit us in person here in Troy,NY. Wherever or whoever you are, know that our doors are always open and there is room for you.
Though we are still currently not having in-person service we invite you to join us on Sunday’s for worship at 11am, Tuesday’s at noon and 7pm for bible study, or each morning at 7am as we begin each day with prayer.
Thanks for visiting! Come back soon as our site continues to update.
Stay safe and blessed!
Rev. Victor R. Patterson
Rev. Victor R. Patterson, MDiv, is a dynamic and dedicated leader with a passion for serving both his faith community and the wider society. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he comes from a lineage of clergy, with his mother, Rev. Debra Patterson, carrying on the tradition. Sadly, his father, the late Rev. Gerald Patterson, passed away, leaving a legacy that continues to inspire Rev. Patterson’s ministry.
5th Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
The origin of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Troy was born out of a meeting July 7th in 1828 and is traceable to a class connected with the State Street Methodist Church, called the “colored class”. This was led by John Dungy, who in 1831 became the Pastor of the small congregation which that year became known as the African Methodist Church of Troy.
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